Sunday, July 15, 2018

Honey Garlic Shrimp

One of my goals this year is to get scuba certified.  I completed the educational aspect, and next weekend I will do my pool dives.

The dive shop that I am working with does all their pool dives in two days.  They start each day at 10:30am and end at 5pm.  They do their outdoor dives in one weekend as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Risotto Milanese

I just got back from a short trip to Chicago.  I have been before but had not spent much time in the city.

We were not there for very long, but we made good use of the time we were there.  We went to the Art Institute, the Field Museum, top of the Willis skyscraper, and the zoo.  We also went on architecture tour on the river and a boat ride on Lake Michigan.  We road bikes along the river and explored a couple of neighborhoods.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries, Chocolate Chips, Pecans, and Toffee Bits

I have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies.  Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, but I have a hard time saying no to a soft oatmeal cookie.

I like oatmeal raisin cookies, but I prefer oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips too.  These cookies combine the deliciousness of dried fruit and chocolate chips.  

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

I'm posting another pancake recipe today.  I can eat pancakes for any meal.  These have oats and whole wheat flour, so they are full of fiber.  

Of course, I added chocolate chips and toffee bits, so it's not really healthy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Easy Paella

Last year I went to Spain during the Thanksgiving holiday break.  I tasted some paella there and bough a small quantity of saffron.  

I used some of that saffron to make lamb tagine.  I still had quite a bit of saffron left over so I decided to make paella.  I used the remaining saffron to make another recipe I will post in the future.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

My roommate has a slow cooker, and I have used it so much.  It is so convenient.  You just leave a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker, let it do its work, and in a few hours you have a cooked meal.  I'm a fan.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Chocolate Cake with Blueberry Pie Filling

I got back on Monday from a vacation to Scotland.  I went with my family.  My parents, sister, an aunt, an uncle, and two cousins went.  

We traveled around in an eight passenger van.  We drove the van ourselves.  I even had the opportunity to drive.  It was a big van on small roads.  I think we did pretty well.